Football Moments: 13-year-old cancer sufferer plays for Villarreal, scores in friendly match

Villarreal fan Gohan, who is battling cancer, is mobbed by his teammates after he scores against Celtic in a friendly match. -- PHOTO: VILLARREAL CF/YOUTUBE
Villarreal fan Gohan, who is battling cancer, is mobbed by his teammates after he scores against Celtic in a friendly match. -- PHOTO: VILLARREAL CF/YOUTUBE

A 13-year-old supporter of Spanish club Villarreal who is battling cancer was given the chance to play for the club in a friendly against Celtic, and even scored, to a rousing ovation from teammates and fans.

Gohan was given his very own jersey and spot in the dressing room in the club's El Madrigal stadium, and warmed up alongside the rest of the players.

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Shortly after kick-off, some tricks and flicks found Gohan one-on-one with the Celtic goalkeeper, and he managed to find the back of the net.

The goal prompted some lovely scenes, as the Villarreal players lifted him up on their shoulders to rapturous applause from the stands. Gohan wore a brilliant smile, and looked to be wiping away tears as he ran back to his own half.

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The proceeds from the match will go to a research project that aims to help children living with cancer, reported the Celtic website.